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Your Year End Checklist 2022

This has been a year like no other, but it’s not over yet. With a few more days left of 2022 there are still a few things you need to attend to before you can put your feet up and take a well-deserved break. Here are six smart things you should be looking at right now that will give you peace of mind and put you on the right track for next year.

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CPD Campus Supports The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Friday 25 November 2022 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (and children). This date kicks off the important annual 16-day international campaign to try and end violence against women and children and concludes on Saturday 10 December 2022.   Pondering the above paragraph, one may have difficulty with the absurdity of dedicating a mere 16 days to the purpose of ending violence against women and children, a campaign which ends on a specific date. What about the other 349 days? But perhaps it is a start…

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Not A Credit Facility: Can You Charge Interest on Overdue Accounts

Many people get confused with this topic, as there are no clear-cut laws that govern non-credit facilities and their juridical status when it comes to charging interest on overdue accounts. The law does, however, make room for occasions when debtors fail to pay their debt in a timely manner. Megan Lilley elaborates further.

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Ways To Avoid Burnout and Improve Employee Wellbeing

It’s no secret that the workplace can be a breeding ground for burnout. With long hours, demanding deadlines, economic downturn, cost of living and little room for error, it’s no wonder that so many people end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Megan Veldman, HR Manager at Moore Johannesburg explores a few things you can do as an employer to prevent burnout and improve employee well-being. From creating a positive work environment to offering flexible work options, there are many ways to help your employees avoid burnout.

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Credit Searches: Why They Are Done and What Purposes They Serve

If you’ve ever wanted to rent a house, get a loan from the bank, or open a new clothing account, then you know that most of these institutions will want to run a ‘credit search’ on you. This means that the bank or clothing company, for example, will analyse the historical data surrounding your payment behaviour, from anywhere between two to five years. The goal is to try and gain some insight into whether or not you make timely payments on all of your accounts, as well as how often and how much you pay out every month.

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An Introduction to the Fraud Triangle

Any person working in a commercial setting – be it financial, forensic, legal, or otherwise – has come across the term ‘fraud’ in one manner or another. This article is the first in a four-part series that aims to introduce the concept of fraud and the fraud triangle; later in the series, the three factors of the fraud triangle will be examined in more detail.

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The Accounting Profession – A Heritage Under Siege?

A question that frequents discussions among professionals nowadays, however, is whether the accountancy profession will, once more, be able to successfully navigate its survival route through the more recent onslaughts against it? Anton van Wyk shines a search-light on the profession which, of necessity, constantly evolves. Competency, ethics, and accountability are paramount in order to engender trust in the future.

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SARS Decommissions the IT14SD Supplementary Declaration

In October 2011, the Supplementary Declaration (IT14SD) form was introduced by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) as a method to increase the analysis of company’s income tax, Value-Added tax (“VAT”), Pay-As-You-Earn (“PAYE”) and Customs information to ensure that they receive what they are legally due. Dau-Ming Ho elaborates further.

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The Impact of Covid-19 on South Africa’s Remote Work Landscape

One doesn’t have to look far to see the significant impact of Covid-19 on South Africa’s economy. The pandemic has also left a mark on our work landscape as companies grapple with mask, vaccine, and remote work mandates.   Businesses countrywide are eager to return to “normal”, but does that have to mean the end of remote work? Ettiene Rossouw discusses in depth.

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Enabling SME Business Success with Accounting Automation

SMEs face many struggles that larger enterprises just don’t have. Janeska Wolvaardt walks us through an elegantly simple way to achieve business success.